9-28-10 - What impact did colonization have on the...

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 3:28 PM Pleistocene Colorizations of the Austraolonesia and the Americas Basic Issues: Who were the first colonists of Australia and the New World? Homo sapiens; people like us (anatomically modern) When did people first colonize Australia and the New World? ~50,000 years ago What route(s) did the first colonists use to get to Australia and the New World? Floated from Indonesia and surrounding islands Additional Issues: How did the earliest colonists adapt to environments in their new worlds?
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Unformatted text preview: What impact did colonization have on the environment and fauna of their new worlds? What impact did colonization have on the descendents of the early colonizers? Colonizing the Americas Homo sapiens; ~13,000 years ago (possibly earlier) Came from Asia; possibly by boat or by arctic land route. The Paleoindians Paleolithic Lifeways Problems to Overcome Finding food Finding raw materials Finding spouses Transmitting cultural knowledge Consequences of colonizations Extinctions of large mammals...
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